The water drinks up the setting sun and its regal blue-green changes hue into golden-rose. The lit lamp posts as well as the yachts sleeping in Flisvos Harbour welcome the calm vibe. Surrounded by the silhouette of mountains, I watch the city of Athens slow its pace down for the day. But the night is only starting for me, and I set off to meet the creatives that call this wonderland their home. It seems appropriate that the first Greek I’m greeted by is named Athina who, whipping around from the front seat incredulously asks: “So you’ve never had traditional Greek food?”
Athina Panou – my host for the evening and one of Athens’ only culinary photographers, food stylist, founder of the foodblog Sugarbuzz and all-round food enthusiast – is now determined to rectify my crime.